Non-Substantive amendments to CCPSA Regulations

July 14, 2016

On July 13, 2016, thirty-two product-specific regulations enacted pursuant to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), ranging from asbestos products to hockey helmets to textile floor coverings, were published in the Canada Gazette.

The regulations contain administrative revisions that harmonize the regulations with the CCPSA statutory regime, which came into force in June of 2011 and was discussed here.

Amendments have been made to remove references to the Hazardous Products Act and match the naming conventions of other CCPSA regulations; reflect current legislative drafting practices; update references to current product safety standards, which have been re-affirmed; and correct inconsistencies between the English and French versions of three of the regulations. The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement published with the regulations states that they do not contain substantive changes.[1]

The regulations came into force on June 22, 2016.

[1] Part 6 of the Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management, 2012 requires that a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS) summarizing the analysis undertaken to design a regulatory proposal be published in the Canada Gazette in accordance with appropriate guidance from the Regulatory Affairs Sector of the Treasury Board Secretariat. The RIAS does not form part of the regulations.

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